But there were times when when they heard the words of the Lord, they were not in a hurry to ask their questions at the same time, but sought the Lord privately (alone) in silence and then presented their questions.
You may be wondering why it should be private? It is because, they needed to be very careful to receive answers to their troubling questions.
The questions we read in Matthew 24 Let’s read;
Matthew 24:1 “And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to him for to shew him the buildings of the temple.
2 And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.
3 And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?”
As you can read in the third verse, the Bible says that they followed the Lord privately, alone at a time when there was no disturbance of the congregation, or the brethren or any other activity.
When the environment is calm there is great peace, and the Lord is not in any ministry, then together they follow him, asking him the three great questions concerning the end of the world.
Now carefully consider these questions, because remember it cost the apostles “privacy”, to understand its answers. And that is why they are not swayed by false doctrines, which are related to the last days, as it is today that many Christians are swayed by things that are not even in the scriptures, that is all because we do not want to be spiritually quiet to hear what Christ has to say in His Word.
The questions themselves were these;
1) When will these things be?
2) And what is the sign of your coming
3) and the end of the world
Starting with the first question,
1)When will these things be?
The question directly focused on the day, date, and year, the disciples wanted to know when “he” would return, when he would come to pick up his church, what date, year and month. Then the Lord Jesus directly answered their question in verses 36-44 and told them.
Matthew 24:36 “But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.
37 But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,
39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
40 Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
41 Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
42 Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.
43 But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up.
44 Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh”.
Do you see there? He made it clear that the day he was coming back no one knew, it was a mystery of God, but he did not leave them alone in the air to know it, but went on to tell them what the day would look like, that they should not think that day there would be any change in appearance on earth.
One day like the other, people will be eating and drinking, planting and reaping, investing, the nation’s economy growing, getting married, as it was in the days of Noah and Lot, but all of a sudden, closing and closing, Jesus has returned and taken His saints .
Just like today when Christ returns today, you will not believe, because you would probably expect to see some great sign in heaven, or many people going to church? engaging in their daily activities, that is where some will be in the field, some in bed as he said. It is a very different day that will be completely out of reach for most people.
2) The second question was what was the sign of your coming;
They wanted to know now, the signs that would show him soon to arrive. There you will see him describing the signs from verses 4-28, that there will be false prophets, earthquakes, wars, diseases (Corona), the emergence of Israel, the rising of the rebellion, he told them if you see all this then know I am at the door to return.
We have witness all the things, and there is nothing that has not yet completed. So this shows that any day we will see Jesus Christ. As they say the sign of rain is clouds, we have seen all the signs and no one who doesn’t know its only the trumpets to blast.
3) And the third and final question, was related to the end of the world.
They wanted to know, too, what the end of the world would be like, let alone the day of his return, what would the resurrection be like? It will be a flood as it was with Noah, or the world will continue to exist forever. But we read that the Lord Jesus answered that question in Matthew 24:29-30;
Matthew 24:29 “Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:
30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
This is a very sad day, because the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the earth will be shaken, and the people will long for the mountains to fall, and they will die, just to avoid the wrath of God.
Judgment Day scares Until God Himself asks why do you long for that day? It is the worst day that has ever happened in the history of the world.
Suffice it to say, but these things you should know, that the day without the sign of Christ’s return, the question is! How have you place yourself? Are you still out of Christ? If not then repent today and receive Christso that he can change your life, and then be ready to be baptized in many water and in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of your sins.
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